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Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Discourse upon the Origin of Inequality among Mankind, 1761

First English translation of Rousseau’s early treatment of inequality, usually known as the ‘second discourse’, originally published as Discours sur l’origine et les fondements de l’inégalité parmi les hommes (1755). ‘The importance of this work has been indicated by Rousseau himself. In the Confessions he stressed that all the “strong ideas” contained in the Social […]

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